Make me


Make me

she said

clenched teeth

fists placed outside knuckles or you break a finger

go on then

make me

she’s been practicing her outrage

knelt too long in good manners and stiff skirts

if you come for me

I will respond in kind

they could see in her eyes

she had nothing to lose

it happens like that

they can take you apart piece by piece

until scar tissue fuses

you are a deformed version of yourself

scaled in defiance

so best you stand aside

she’s cutting her way through her own war path

if you play with matches

better know how to extinguish a fire

before it devours

just as goodness is inviolate

until natural order is reversed

then angels become feared

devils lose their advantage

over weak men who would

enslave the future to save themselves

not her

she is clad in the keloid of her injury

teeth clenched, eyes flaming

make me if you can

when there is no high road

to claim your justice

burn burn burn


For Nathalie & Eric.


47 thoughts on “Make me

  1. I think dear Candice that message should hit home.. Loved the graphic choice too.. Sending much love my friend.. I have not been visiting as much recently to everyone.. And I missed you.. Sending big hugs your way .. ❀ Sue xx

  2. Thank you so much! I hope you are all right dear Sue, I know it can be a lot of work to visit everyone’s sites, sometimes I find it hard to keep up even with the best intentions in the world, never fear, you are my friend through thick and thin xo thank you always

  3. Likewise dear Candice.. We all of us have lives outside of WP. πŸ™‚ thank you for asking, I am fine..perhaps not my usual 100% but 100% better than many on this planet.. πŸ™‚ Much love back xxx

  4. Absolutely amazing, My Fierce-hearted Shieldmaiden! ❀❀❀ thank you for associating me with this powerful work!

  5. This is powerful . . .

    And scary.

    I wouldn’t want to meet a person like this in some dark alley. Not unless I had an M-16 in one hand and rosary beads in the other!

    Michael J

  6. The meek girl who discovers her warrior spirit, her shield. Love this!

  7. I have to join Eric with my humble thanks. Once again I am awed by your talent and the place I hold in your heart…not to mention the image of me reflected in your work which is nothing short of inspiring.
    I love you.

  8. So many beautiful Warrioresses that I know. I am blessed each day to be connected to your hearts. πŸ’œβ€

  9. I was going to say, “very powerful!”… but I read a word in the comments I like even better “very fierce!!” That’s the perfect word “Fierce” oh and “Empowering” as well. πŸ™‚

  10. You inspire so much Nathalie – more than you realize – more often than you realize – ha if you knew you would not be able to go through doors for the swell of your ego! It is endearing that you do not see this, for nobody likes arrogance except the arrogant, fortunately you belong to the moon

  11. I must thank YOU for being in my life, for the marvel of that, and the comfort, to know I am not alone and another has walked the same path, and stands, offering her hand of friendship in the darkness.

  12. She really IS! Middle name Manon ; ) you should totally meet her (said in screechy LA accent) omg you have me the giggles, remember when we nearly died of laughter last year doing jokes at 3am yr time after GoT. Crack!

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